NeuroComputing Lab Awarded 2 Horizon Proposals on Medical Security

NeuroComputing Lab Awarded 2 Horizon Proposals on Medical Security

The Horizon Proposals SECURED and SEPTON have just been awarded and the NeuroComputing Lab led by Dr. Ir. Christos Strydis is a proud member of them.

In an effort to offer the best possible decision support for medical personnel, patients and their carers, healthcare providers are gradually adopting novel Big-Data analytics technologies. The goal of SECURED is to provide rock-solid, secure means of gathering and analyzing Big-Data that can assist decision-makers in making choices regarding treatment or surgery, predict the path of large-scale health events, and plan long-term treatments. However, the collection, sharing and (re)use of data across Europe.

To this end, SECURED aims to offer a one-stop collaboration hub (the SECURED Innohub) that will provide a secure and trusted environment for decentralized, cooperative processing of health data through i) Secure Multi-Party Computation (SMPC) technologies, ii) new synthetic-data generation and anonymization techniques, and iii) data-anonymization assessment to health-data providers and users. Our vision is to facilitate the broad adoption of health datasets across Europe by making the interconnection between EU health data hubs, the health data analytics research community, health application innovators (like Healthcare SMEs) as well as end-users.

SECURED is scheduled to start in early 2023.

SEPTON assumes a holistic approach towards reinforcing networked-medical-device (NMD) security within the healthcare centre premises. The project will advance cutting-edge solutions in healthcare cybersecurity targeting the aforementioned health providers and particularly focusing on networked medical devices (NMDs). The SEPTON approach will result in a comprehensive cybersecurity toolkit providing tools and mechanisms to be used in hospitals and care centre.

The project is set to start in early 2023 and NCL is a core SEPTON partner, leveraging expertise in implantable medical devices from the lab's SiMS research theme. Erasmus MC will deploy NMD demonstrators of the project within its Faculty-Clinic environment. Besides, the Erasmus MC - TU Delft Convergence will also be crucial for the excellent execution of this project: Technical knowhow and prototyping will be carried at the Quantum & Computer Engineering department premises.